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first_imgOptions in other seasons for these states.Arunachal PradeshArunachal Pradesh Tourism Centre, Arunachal Bhawan, Kautilya Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi; tel: (011) 2301 3915; Itanagar: (0360) 221 4745; www.arunachaltourism.inSpring at Bhalukpong: A scenic town on the way to Tawang, Bhalukpong is where you can tackle the mahseer at the Kameng river or trek in the glorious mountains that surround you. The orchidarium at Tipi, nearby, houses more than 7,500 varieties. Nearest big town is Tezpur in Assam, 60 km away.Summer at Tawang: Visit the world famous Tawang Monastery, the second largest in Asia and the biggest draw of the state. Explore the Tawang village and drive to nearby Shonga-tser and Panga-teng lakes. About 180 km from Bomdila.Winter at Namdapha Wildlife Sanctuary: Rising in tiers to a height of 4,500m, Namdapha is the only sanctuary of its kind in India and offers a rare chance to spot the clouded leopard and the snow leopard. Fly to Dibrugarh and enter from Mia, 112 km away.DelhiDelhi Tourism Development Corporation, 18-A, D.D.A. SCO Complex, Defence Colony, New Delhi; tel: (011) 2464 7005, 2469 8431, 2461 8026; e-mail: tourism@delhitourism.gov.in; www.delhitourism.nic.in Spring in Old Delhi: Spring is the best time to dig into mouth-watering food at Old Delhi in Chandni Chowk. Take the Delhi Metro and make your way to Paranthewali Gali to dig into piping hot paranthas that are available in many delicious flavours. Also visit Karim at Jama Masjid for those succulent kebabs and mutton burrahs. Karim; tel: (011) 2326 4981 or visit www.karimhoteldelhi.com.Summer at nightclubs: While its burning in the day, step out in the evening when it is cooler to experience the city’s hip nightlife. You can head to Blue Bar at Taj Palace or Aqua at The Park for a quiet drink, but if you are looking for something hipper make your way to LAP. This is a VIP lounge and hip club rolled into one and is one of Delhi’s most happening places now. Blue Bar, tel: (011) 2611 0202; Aqua, tel: 2374 3000; LAP, tel: (011) 2410 3762.Monsoon for mall crawl: While it is pouring outside take refuge at Delhi’s malls and fill in your shopping bags. Select Citywalk in Saket is an upscale shopping destination housing over 150 brands and F&B outlets under one roof. But if it’s the international designers you are looking for head to DLF Emporio in Vasant Kunj which has brands like Armani, Gucci, Burberry, Fendi, Dior and more. Visit www.selectcitywalk.com and www.dlfemporio.com for more details.Winter for heritage walks: Re-live the history of Delhi through heritage walks which are organised at 10 locations including The Nizamuddin Shrine, Chandni Chowk and Hauz Khas village. Each tour will take walkers being guided by experienced individuals who have a passion for Delhi’s heritage. Visit www.delhiheritage walks.com for details.Jammu and KashmirJammu and Kashmir Tourism,  Tourist Reception Centre, Srinagar; tel: (0194) 245 2690-91; e-mail: dtk@jktourism.org; www.jktourism.orgSpring at the Tulip Festival: During the months of March and April, The Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden in Srinagar is a riot of colours with over 1.2 million tulips of 70 varieties in bloom. At this time, a Tulip Festival is held for 10 days. The location could not be better–at the foothills of Zabarwan range, overlooking the Dal Lake, this festival is the one of its kind in the country.Summer at Hemis National Park: Summer is the best season to go for a trek at the Hemis National Park, located in the moonscapes of the Eastern Ladakh region. Enthusiasts go here in search of the elusive snow leopard though all you may be able to spot is the kiang, ibex and Tibetan antelope. As many as 16 mammal and 73 bird species can be found here. Contact Deputy Conservator of Forests, Hemis National Park; tel: (01982) 225 0953Winter at Gulmarg Snow Festival: During the winter season, Gulmarg is covered with snow and the best way to experience this haven is by taking part in the Gulmarg Snow Festival organised by J&K Tourism. Held in December, this festival officially starts the winter sports of the season. The Gulmarg Snow Festival has a variety of sporting action like snow baseball, rugby, snow cycling, night skiing and ice skating. Gulmarg is two hours from Srinagar. Visit www.jktourism.org for more information.ManipurTourist Information Centre, Imphal; tel: (0385) 245 0038. In New Delhi: (011) 4575 0800Spring at Loktak Lake: The largest freshwater lake in the North-East, Loktak is famous for the floating islands called phumdi, and their wild inhabitants, the sangai or brow-antlered deer, only found here. About 50 km from Imphal. Winter for the city: Explore the city of Imphal when the winter sun is out, the perfect time to explore the ruins of Kangla Fort at its heart and to shop at Ima Keithal, the largest market in Asia run by women. MizoramGovernment of Mizoram, Aizawl; tel: (0389) 233 3475/ 4474; www.mizotourism.nic.inSpring for celebrating Chapchar Kut: Be anywhere in the first week of March in Mizoram and you will find celebrations of Chapchar Kut on in full swing… People turn up in traditional attire and you can witness the Cheraw, the local bamboo dance of Mizoram.Summer atop the Phawngpui Peak: Located within the Phawngpui National Park, this is the highest peak in the state. At 2,360m, trekking up to the summit is a challenging but rewarding experience as you witness the stunning Blue Mountains. Over 300 km from Aizawl and needs overnight stay.Winter at Dampa: Dampa Tiger Reserve is the biggest wildlife sanctuary in Mizoram and the rolling hills and rippling streams cut a pretty picture. You can spot the tiger, leopard, sloth bear and the Himalayan black bear and, of course, the hoolock gibbon. 127 km from Aizawl.TripuraTripura Tourism Development Corporation Limited, Swetmahal, Agartala; tel: (0381) 222 5930/ 3893; e-mail: tripuratourism09@rediffmail.com; http://tripuratourism.inSpring at Agartala: Enjoy the city when the sun is still mild, walking around the Kunjaban Palace gardens and the one kilometre-long Ujjayanta Palace, home of the erstwhile royalty.Winter for the Orange Festival: Witness the undulating hills of Jampui in the north district of the state come alive during the Orange Festival, usually held in November. Join the festivities or just marvel at nature’s colourful spread. 250 km from AgartalaWest BengalWest Bengal Tourism Development Corporation Ltd; Hemanta Bhawan, 4th Floor, 12 B.B.D.Bag (East), Kolkata; tel: (033) 4401 2086/2082; e-mail: wbtdc@vsnl.com; www.westbengaltourism.gov.in Spring for the melas: The Gangasagar Mela, a three-day fair that is the largest festival of the state, is held at Sagar Dwip during Makar Sankranti. At the same time, in Birbhum, is the Kenduli Mela, where a large number of baul singers fill the air with delightful music.Summer for Darjeeling: For the tea estates and for the hills, Darjeeling is the best summer getaway from West Bengal. Explore the town, ride the DHR or visit the monasteries. Fly to Bagdogra and drive the 100 km.Monsoon at Santiniketan: Santiniketan takes on an added poetic charm during the monsoon. Visit the laidback city, make a stop at Uttarayan, the complex where Tagore lived, and see the museum and art gallery. 212 km from Kolkata.Winter for the Kolkata Book Fair: Started in 1976, this is the largest book fair in Asia and a big draw to the city. Winter is also the best time to explore Kolkata’s many charms–while away hours on Park Street and New Market and enjoy the famous street food.advertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

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Our attack is one of the best in the world, says returning India pacer Mohammed Shami

first_imgTwo years is a long hiatus from limited overs cricket and a fit-again Mohammed Shami is ready to come out all guns blazing in the upcoming Champions Trophy in England from June 1.Shami last played for India in an ODI, back in 2015 World Cup and it will be a fresh start in the 50-over cricket.”Two years is a long time to be out of ODI squad. In these two years, I have focussed on my strength and fitness. I have also worked on my weaknesses. I have got leaner. I am hopeful that I can perform well in the upcoming Champions Trophy. I want to give my best shot,” Shami said after being named in the Champions Trophy squad.Shami who plays for Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League, feels that IPL games will be great match practice in the tune up to the marquee event.”IPL is a good platform for me wherein I will be getting 8-10 matches before going to the international tournament.”Delhi Daredevils captain Zaheer Khan’s presence has been of great help as his insights has helped Shami become a better bowler.”Obviously, when you speak to former players, you get valuable tips. If you speak to Zaheer, there is something or the other that emerges,” he said.Shami is hopeful that the quartet of him, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav and Jasprit Bumrah should be able to perform as a unit.”Our attack is one of the best in the world. We need to help each other out there in the middle. We would be certainly giving our hundred per cent and the rest is luck. Looking forward to Champions Trophy,” he concluded.advertisementlast_img read more

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NORTHEY FINALLY CONFIRMED TO U.S.D.A. POST (UPDATE)

first_imgUpdated 5:18pm 2/27/18Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey has finally been confirmed as U.S. Under Secretary of Agriculture by the U.S. Senate.The senate confirmed Northey by voice vote Tuesday.That followed a White House meeting between Iowa Senators Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst, Texas Senator Ted Cruz and President TrumpCruz had held up Northey’s nomination for four months because of a dispute over the Renewable Fuels Standard.Ernst says the meeting was a catalyst for getting Cruz to quit blocking senate confirmation of Northey but Ernst isn’t sure why Cruz finally relented:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/CONF.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………and Senator Cruz. ;09Grassley doesn’t believe Cruz is budging on his opposition to the Renewable Fuels Standard though:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/CONF2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……any subject :05Another meeting is planned for Thursday between ethanol producers and small oil refiners.Oil company executives say the federal ethanol production mandate is leading to unemployment in their industry, but Ernst is not buying it.Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/CONF3.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…….reach a solution. ;27Grassley says Northey’s confirmation was the only good thing to come out of Tuesday’s meeting.The timing for Northey’s resignation and swearing-in will be announced at a later date.Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds will soon name a new ag secretary to complete Northey’s term, which runs through this year.————————————————-Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey has finally been confirmed as Under Secretary of Agriculture by the U.S. Senate.The senate confirmed Northey by voice vote Tuesday.Northey issued a statement saying that “It’s a tremendous honor to be confirmed to serve”.Northey also thanked Iowa Senators Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst for their strong support and work on behalf his nomination.Texas Senator Ted Cruz had held up Northey’s nomination for four months because of a dispute over the Renewable Fuels Standard.The timing for Northey’s resignation and swearing-in is still being finalized and will be announced at a later date.last_img read more

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Who Will Step up and Replace Josh Mabin at Middle Linebacker?

first_imgOklahoma State and Josh Mabin received saddening news this week as Mabin, a third year player from Klein Oak High School, announced he has been diagnosed with a heart condition that will keep him from playing the game.Mabin was the No. 2 player on the depth chart at middle linebacker, behind returning starter Chad Whitener. And with Mabin retiring from football, another linebacker in his same recruiting class should get their chance.Justin Phillips, another class of 2014 player like Mabin, played sparingly in 2014 and was one of the stars of the Bedlam victory in Norman two seasons ago. In his true freshman year, he recorded 18 total tackles — 10 of those coming in the Bedlam upset.With the returning depth OSU had last season at linebacker, Phillips had the ability to redshirt as a sophomore, and comes into this season fresh, now likely to backup Chad Whitener in the middle.Listed at 6-0, 235-lbs. on the OSU roster, Phillips should be the player most impacted by Mabin’s retirement, and will likely see a hefty amount of playing time in the rotation in the middle of the defense this season.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

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30 Years Strong and Looking Ahead

first_imgIncreasing women’s participation in public decision-making, engaging youth, and creating a more inclusive society are some of the issues the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women will explore through a forward-looking lecture marking its 30th anniversary. Jennifer Corriero, an international leader in youth and technology, will present Women, Technology, and the Future of Work on Thursday, Oct. 11, at 7:30 p.m in the Saint Mary’s University Sobey Building in the Scotiabank Conference Theatre. “Since the advisory council’s first meeting in October 1977, we have much progress to celebrate,” said Carolyn Bolivar-Getson, Minister responsible for the Advisory Council on the Status of Women. “In this country, where we are supported by the foundations of democracy and transported through new frontiers of technology, our future is wide open.” Ms. Corriero has developed one of the world’s most successful youth-oriented online communities and not-for-profit organizations, called Taking IT Global. With more than 160,000 users in more than 200 countries and territories, the website is a platform, resource and network for today’s youth who want to change the world. The advisory council and the Local Council of Women of Halifax present the Agnes Dennis Lecture every October to mark Women’s History Month. The series is named after one of Halifax’s feminist superstars, who used her position as wife of newspaper publisher William Dennis to further the causes she believed in. Also sponsoring the event are Saint Mary’s University and Democracy 250.last_img read more

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Le vérificateur général publie la deuxième partie de son rapport spécial

first_imgLe vérificateur général Jacques Lapointe a publié, aujourd’hui 1er octobre, la deuxième partie de son rapport spécial sur la vérification de la catégorie « Économique » du Programme des candidats de la Nouvelle-Écosse. M. Lapointe affirme que le rapport, avec les résultats de la deuxième phase de son examen de certains aspects du programme d’immigration de la province, confirme les conclusions précédentes indiquant des lacunes considérables au niveau de la gestion et de la mise en œuvre du programme. Il dit qu’il a trouvé des faiblesses dans les processus de sélection des candidats et des mentors, et il ajoute que la vérification a également permis d’identifier des activités inappropriées et des sujets de préoccupation en ce qui a trait aux rôles des agents et des mentors, et aux déboursements du fonds en fiducie. « Au cours de notre vérification, nous nous sommes rendu compte de certaines questions qui semblaient non conformes et qui, selon nous, devaient être examinées de plus près, » a dit M. Lapointe. « Nous avons examiné ces questions dans une mesure raisonnable selon la portée de notre vérification. Toutefois, nous étions d’avis qu’une vérification plus approfondie de ces questions était nécessaire mais allait au-delà de la portée de notre vérification. « Sans porter de jugement sur ces questions, nous les avons transmises à la GRC aux fins d’évaluation, comme l’exige notre responsabilité professionnelle. » M. Lapointe indique qu’il ne fera aucun autre commentaire sur toute question transmise à la GRC. Le rapport intégral peut être consulté sur le site Web du vérificateur général à l’adresse www.oag-ns.ca. Vous pouvez également communiquer avec le Bureau du vérificateur général au numéro 902-424-5907 ou par courriel au oaginfo@gov.ns.ca.last_img read more

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Telegram adds more features for group admins

first_imgSan Francisco: To give group on its app a better control over how members engage, instant messaging app Telegram has introduced a new feature called “Slow Mode”. The feature allows a group admin to dictate how often a member could send a message in the group. “When an admin enables Slow Mode in a group, you will only be able to send one message per the interval they choose. A timer will show how long you have to wait before sending your next message,” Telegram wrote in a blog-post on Saturday, Also Read – Swiggy now in 500 Indian cities, targets 100 more this year The feature is aimed at making conversations in the group more orderly, while raising the value of each individual message. Telegram is now letting users set custom titles for group admins like “Meme Queen”. In addition, the app is also going to let users even send “silent messages” to somebody. While the text would appear as a notification, it would not trigger a sound-alert. The feature would let users simply hold the Send button to have any message or media delivered without sound. “This also works in groups, should you get an urgent idea at five in the morning – but not urgent enough to wake up everyone in your work chat,” the post explained. Telegram’s Android’s attachment menu has also been refreshed with larger thumbnails. The app claims to be encrypted from end-to-end and currently has a global user base of over 200 million monthly active users.last_img read more

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No play on 2nd day of Duleep Trophy opener due to wet

first_imgBengaluru: The second day of the Duleep Trophy opener between India Blue and India Green was washed out on Sunday without a ball being bowled due to wet ground conditions owing to heavy overnight showers. Play was called off at 2 pm IST. India Green had reduced India Blue to 112 for 6 in 49 overs on a truncated opening day on Saturday. Lanky Bengal speedster Ishan Porel (3/26) took three wickets including the prized scalp of his former India U-19 teammate Shubman Gill as India Blue found the going tough against India Green’s disciplined bowling display. A total of 49 overs were bowled after India Green captain Faiz Fazal won the toss and elected to field as play started mid-way into the second session. The in-form Ruturaj Gaikwad struck 30 off 63 balls (3X4s, 2X6s) before he was bowled by Tanveer Ul-Haq (2/36).last_img read more

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Beating the odds one nail at a time

first_imgAPTN National NewsIt doesn’t have reserve status so government funding is limited.It doesn’t have many of the things that most Canadians take for granted.But this small Anishinabe community in Quebec is getting some help.Two years ago, the community renovated three houses.It may sound insignificant, but it meant everything.APTN National News reporter Danielle Rochette was recently in the community and files this report.last_img

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Judge rules Qualcomm violated antitrust law

Qualcomm’s stock is tumbling before the opening bell after a federal judge ruled that the company unlawfully stifled cellphone chip market competition and charged excessive licensing fees.U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California found Tuesday that Qualcomm violated antitrust law, charging high royalties and squeezing out rivals, according to Wall Street Journal report.Koh ordered Qualcomm to negotiate or renegotiate licensing deals with customers. The company must also license its patents to rival chip makers at fair prices and can’t sign exclusive supply agreements with smartphone makers like Apple that block competitors from access to that market.Qualcomm Inc. must submit to monitoring for the next seven years to make sure it follows the order.Shares are down 12% in premarket trading Wednesday.The Associated Press read more

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UN refugee agency deeply shocked at stabbing death of deeply courageous Polish

Pawel Adamowicz, had been mayor since 1998, and according to Montserrat Feixas Vihe, UNHCR Regional Representative for Central Europe, “he received hate mail for his pro-refugee stance, but did not weaken in his belief that integration – which brings with it new talents, new skills, new colours, new languages, and a new mentality – was a winning proposition for everyone in his city.”According to news reports, the alleged assailant, is a 27-year-old Gdansk native, with a track record of violence, who was released from prison only last month. The UN Refugee Agency, is deeply shocked and saddened to hear that the Mayor of Gdansk, Pawel Adamowicz, has died – UNHCR statementAfter attacking Mr. Adamowicz on stage, in front of hundreds of onlookers, he told the crowd that he held a grudge against the mayor’s former political party, after he was imprisoned in 2014 for violent offences. There is no evidence so far, that his attack on the mayor was politically motivated.There has been an outpouring of grief across Poland following the assassination, with President Andrzej Duda, reportedly describing it as an “evil hard to imagine”. He has declared the day of the mayor’s funeral, a day of national mourning.The UNHCR statement said that agency staff were “deeply shocked and saddened” at the news of the Mayor’s death.Mayor Adamowicz launched the Gdansk “Immigrant Integration Model” after meeting Pope Francis in 2016, a model that has inspired other Polish cities, said UNHCR, adding that “our thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues.”In February last year, UNHCR published this story about Mr. Adamowicz’s efforts to show “a new kind of solidarity” with migrants and refugees, building on the city’s famous legacy as a birthplace of the struggle to throw off Communist dictatorship.“For me, it is all about the moral arguments,” he told the agency, adding that the integration model, which was subsequently taken up by other cities in Poland, needed to be established.“Most important are our Christian values, the humanitarian obligation to help people. I felt it was up to us to take a lead,” he said. read more

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Wednesdays Daily Brief Sudan Libya Yemen updates solutions for ewaste flood response

Violence on the rise in Darfur following Sudan military takeover, but UN-AU peacekeeping mission maintains ‘robust posture’ Security across the volatile Darfur region of Sudan has deteriorated since last week’s military takeover in Khartoum, the UN Security Council heard on Wednesday, but the peacekeeping mission in Darfur has “remained vigilant” in the face of rising violence.Jeremiah Mamabolo, Joint Special Representative for hybrid mission UNAMID, updated members on events since the ousting of former president of 30 years, Omar al-Bashir, with news reports suggesting on Wednesday that he had now been transferred to prison.Full story here.Libya: Heavy shelling and civilian deaths ‘blatant violation’ of international law – UN envoy  A “toxic flood of electric and electronic waste” that is growing by the day across the world, should be urgently converted into a source of decent work, that can also protect populations from its harmful effects, the United Nations labour agency said on Wednesday. Governments, workers and employer organizations reached agreement at a meeting of the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Geneva, urging that “at all levels”, countries should look to increase and invest in better waste management infrastructure and systems to deal with “the rapidly growing flows of e-waste in ways that advance decent work”. “Protect and empower children online”: UN human rights expert calls for global efforts Heavy rains and flooding in the Islamic Republic of Iran have left more than two million people in need of immediate humanitarian assistance, including refugees, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Wednesday.A planeload of essential aid items from the agency landed last week in Tehran, while supplies from existing stocks inside Iran, were handed over to authorities, who are battling previously unseen levels of flooding in parts of the country.UNHCR’s assistance includes family tents, sleeping mats, blankets and kitchen equipment.Highlighting the fact that “Iran has hosted millions of refugees for 40 years”, UNHCR’s Director for Asia and the Pacific, Indrika Ratwatte, called on the international community to support the country, “as it faces one of the worst natural disasters in decades”.According to government estimates, some 78 people have lost their lives, over 1,000 are reported injured and about 500,000 people have been displaced, since mid-March.Turn toxic e-waste into a source of ‘decent work’, UN labour agency urges  Heavy shelling overnight on Tuesday which hit a densely-populated neighbourhood of Libya’s capital, Tripoli, was condemned “in the strongest terms” by the head of the UN Mission there, after “scores” of civilians were reportedly killed and injured.“Horrible night of random shelling of residential areas”, tweeted UN Special Representative Ghassan Salame on Wednesday, after the Abu Slim district was hit. “For the sake of 3 million civilians living in Greater Tripoli, these attacks should stop. NOW!” Read more here.’Grave concern’ over failure of Yemeni Government and Houthis to implement Stockholm agreementThe members of the Security Council expressed their “grave concern” on Wedneday night, that four months after the agreements reached by the Government of Yemen and the Houthi rebel leadership in Stockholm to stop the fighting in and around the key port city of Hudaydah, “those agreements have not yet been implemented.” Council members also underlined their full support for the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, who led the UN-backed talks that led to last December’s accords in Sweden, and the Chair of the Redeployment Coordination Committee (RCC) in Hudaydah, welcoming “their tireless efforts to support implementation of the Stockholm Agreement.”The statement “welcomed the agreement by the Government of Yemen and the Houthis to the Concept of Operations for Phase 1 of redeployments under the Hodeidah Agreement.”They called on both parties to engage constructively with the Special Envoy and the Chair of the RCC to swiftly agree on local security force arrangements and the Concept of Operations for Phase 2 of redeployments, and noted that “bureaucratic impediments, including at a local level, continued to hamper the UN’s ability to operate effectively”.Members “reiterated their concern about the continued deterioration of the humanitarian situation across Yemen” and encouraged the international community to fully support the 2019 UN Humanitarian Response Plan. They urged all parties to “facilitate the rapid, safe and unhindered access for humanitarian personnel and supplies into and across all areas of Yemen, as well as the rapid and sustained access to humanitarian facilities, including food storage facilities and hospitals.”UN refugee agency stepping up support for Iran’s flood-hit communities The independent UN human rights expert on privacy, Joe Cannataci, has called for coordinated global efforts to simultaneously protect and empower children as they use the internet.Aiming to improve safeguards to protect children’s privacy worldwide, Mr. Cannataci has initiated a two-year programme, including public consultations, with a view to creating a set of recommendations focusing on protection and protocol while children are online.The recommendations will be presented to the UN Human Rights Council in 2021.Mr. Cannataci welcomed recent developments in the United Kingdom, including draft legislation published last week on reducing harm to children online, and the start of a consultation process to establish a new code for ‘Age Appropriate Design’.Adding that he “wants to hear first-hand” from corporations like Google, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon, and Twitter, over the feasibility of new guidelines, the UN Special Rapporteur encouraged all stakeholders to contribute to the ongoing consultation exercises. read more

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Trump travel ban suffers new court defeat

Mr Trump’s travel ban has led to protests(BBC) A US appeals court has upheld a decision blocking President Trump’s revised “travel ban” on people from six mainly Muslim nations.A lower court had issued the injunction on the grounds that the ban was discriminatory after a challenge by the state of Hawaii.The 90-day ban was to apply to people from Iran, Libya, Syria, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen.It also called for a 120-day ban on all refugees.The Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco was reviewing a March ruling by a Hawaii-based federal judge that blocked parts of Mr Trump’s order.It followed another ruling in May by a different court, the Fourth US Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, that upheld a Maryland judge’s ruling that also blocked parts of Mr Trump’s revised ban.Earlier this month the Trump administration filed an emergency request with the Supreme Court to block the Hawaii and Richmond rulings and revive the ban. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedTrump administration asks Supreme Court to revive travel banJune 2, 2017In “World”Trump loses appeal court bid to reinstate travel banFebruary 10, 2017In “World”Trump vows to appeal against travel ban ruling to Supreme CourtMarch 16, 2017In “World” read more

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The Wii Mini doesnt have an SD card slot

first_imgWhen the Wii Mini first leaked it looked to be a great update to the Wii console design. It was smaller, used bold new colors, and shipped with both remotes for under $100. But then we started hearing about the features, or lack thereof.In order to ship a $99.99 console Nintendo has cut a number of corners. The Wii Mini is no longer backwards compatible with Gamecube games and doesn’t include the ports for connecting a Gamecube controller. It doesn’t have access to the Internet, so you won’t be downloading any games, and it’s limited in availability to gamers in Canada.Now another missing feature is sure to put even more gamers off ever wanting to own a Wii Mini. Apparently the revised Wii doesn’t have an SD Card slot, meaning you can’t transfer your saves or games on or off the machine.With that being the case, the Wii Mini is not a console to be recommended over the Wii, and a machine most are probably glad isn’t being released for sale in their country now. It’s just too limited to be considered worth the investment.I have to wonder why Nintendo decided the Wii Mini was a good idea. You can pick up a Wii for around $160 (with a game), so the Wii Mini only saves you $60 and doesn’t ship with a game. And look at what you lose for that $60 in terms of the features and associated experience. Nintendo is also pushing the Wii Mini or the Wii U in Canada, with the Wii Mini being seen as the perfect platform just for Wii games. But is that really the case? You can’t access all Wii games on the Wii Mini, and your data is locked down to the machine forever.Canadians will be able to buy a Wii Mini from December 7, but I’d suggest anyone wanting Nintendo’s last-gen console this Christmas pick up the Wii instead. The feature set makes the extra you’ll spend more than worth it.via NintendoWorldReportlast_img read more

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Crises forces boutique owner to turn robber

first_imgThe ever-deepening economic crisis and the increasing dire financial straits of his own business prompted a 44-year-old Glyfada boutique owner to turn robber and start terrorising the suburbs of southeast Attica, all along the coast from Nea Smyrni to Voula, Alimos and Vari. In his brief but busy career as an outlaw, the 44-year-old carried out a total of 26 armed robberies, of which five were carried out last Saturday in his own neighbourhood of Glyfada, all on the same day. His victims included corner shops, state lottery and football pool betting agencies, hotels, fastfood restaurants, souvlaki shops, supermarkets and even passers by. He was finally caught this week in Glyfada by officers from the local police department, based on the report filed by a doctor that was held up in by the suspect in his surgery and robbed of 300 euro on Monday. In statements to police, the suspect said that he turned to robbery after his shop ran into difficulties. During a search of the suspect’s car and his shop in Glyfada, police found a replica handgun, eight CO2-powered pellets, four mobile phones, a full-face hood, three pairs of gloves, two screwdrivers, a pair of pliers and another person’s ATM card. The suspect was led before an Athens public prosecutor to be formally charged. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Une éruption volcanique spectaculaire en République démocratique du Congo

first_imgUne éruption volcanique spectaculaire en République démocratique du Congo Dimanche dernier, le volcan Nyamulagira situé à l’est de la République démocratique du Congo est entré en éruption. L’explosion de lave quand bien même impressionnante par son envergure n’a engendré aucun danger direct pour les populations vivant à proximité. Tout a commencé le dimanche 6 novembre, dans le parc national des Virunga, situé à 40 kilomètres de la ville Goma, à l’est de la République démocratique du Congo. En fin d’après midi, Luanne Cadd, directeur en charge de la communication du parc reçoit un appel le prévenant d’une situation inhabituelle. Des bruits, similaires à des coups de feu perturbent la tranquillité habituelle de la réserve naturelle. Quelques instants plus tard, commence l’éruption remarquable du volcan Nyamulagira…”Selon nos instruments, le volcan est entré en éruption vers 17h00. Une fissure est apparue sur le flanc et une fontaine de lave accompagnée de scories, de fumée, de cendres volcaniques a jailli”, indique à l’AFP Dieudonné Wafula, vulcanologue et chercheur au Centre de recherche en sciences naturelles. Pour l’heure il est encore impossible de savoir combien de temps restera réveillé Nyamulagira. Selon les experts, l’éruption pourrait se poursuivre pendant des semaines voire des mois. Luanne Cadd, encore sur place, rapporte ses impressions au National Geographic : “Ce qui est assez impressionnant c’est la lumière qui émane de l’explosion, la façon dont elle éclaire le ciel avec une lueur rouge, et le son. Nous pouvons entendre le grondement sourd du volcan, surtout la nuit dans nos tentes”. Un fascinant spectacle naturel que la responsable qualifie à justes termes de “fontaine monstrueuse”.Une menace pour la biodiversité du parcÀ lire aussiLe Kilimandjaro, un volcan dormant caché dans la plus haute montagne d’AfriquePour l’heure, l’éruption ne présente aucun danger direct pour les populations. Toutefois, la lave qui s’écoule vers le parc constitue une menace pour l’ensemble de sa biodiversité. La réserve naturelle, classée au patrimoine de l’Humanité par l’Unesco abrite en effet diverses espèces de reptiles, d’oiseaux et de mammifères, dont une petite population de gorilles des plaines, particulièrement menacée d’extinction. Selon Dieudonné Wafula, le danger réside également dans les scories et les cendres volcaniques emportées par le vent et pouvant constituer une source de pollution des eaux et de contamination des pâturages. Nyamulagira, le volcan considéré comme le plus actif du continent africain, se réveille généralement tous les deux ans. Le cratère situé à une altitude de près de 3.000 mètres est entré en éruption plus de 40 fois dont la plus violente s’est déroulée en 1938. Les dernières en date remontent à janvier 2010, novembre 2006 et mai 2004. Découvrez les images de l’impressionnante éruption sur MaxisciencesLe 9 novembre 2011 à 14:09 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Geek Deals Roundup Best Sellers from Black Friday HighEnd Alienware Gaming Desktops

first_imgNeed a new laptop or gaming rig? Right now, Dell is offering up some incredible deals on machines ranging from affordable 13-inch laptops all the way up to massive six-core Alienware gaming PCs. You can also pick up a bonus gift card for a limited time when you buy an Xbox One X or select 4K TVs, so don’t sleep on these bargains. 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Bale open to China move

first_imgReal Madrid’s Gareth Bale has admitted that he is open towards the prospect of playing in the Chinese Super League, amid speculation that he is set to move to another club in the summerSince arriving at Real, back in 2013, Bale has struggled to maintain his place in the starting 11 due to a set of recurring injury and fitness issues. The Welshman has found himself on the fringes under Zinedine Zidane this season and has struggled to find any consistency.Manchester United have been linked with Bale since last summer with Jose Mourinho having admitted that he is an admirer of the 28 year-old’s.A unnamed club in the Chinese Super League reportedly made a €130m bid for Bale last week and the winger, who is currently participating for Wales in the China Cup, has revealed that he finds the prospect of playing in China appealing.“It’s a great country with great people,” said Bale, according to Football365.Fati and Suarez shine against Valencia at Camp Nou Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 15, 2019 With a mesmerizing first half from Ansu Fati and a brace from Luis Suarez in the second half, Barcelona demolished Valencia at Camp Nou.Valencia…“In terms of the future I’m not too sure, I haven’t really looked that far to be honest.“Whenever I come to China we always have such an amazing reception from the Chinese fans. They’ve been very welcoming to all of us, not just me.“They look after us really well. But I’m sure that if I ever did come I’ll be looked after very well.”Bale recently became the record goalscorer for Wales after netting a hat-trick in their 6-0 win over China. Currently Ryan Giggs’ side are preparing to face Uruguay in the final of the China Cup.last_img read more

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Lookman Bundesliga move doesnt guarantee success

first_imgEverton winger Ademola Lookman insists everyone has a different scenario and, therefore, can’t be guaranteed to emulate the successes of others in the BundesligaThe 21-year-old spent the latter part of last season on loan at RB Leipzig and impressed with five goals and four assists in 11 Bundesliga appearances.Since then, the likes of English youngsters Jadon Sancho and Reiss Nelson have starred in the German top flight at Borussia Dortmund and Hoffenheim respectively.While, Chelsea assistant coach Gianfranco Zola confirmed Bayern Munich’s strong interest in young star Callum Hudson-Odoi.“Everyone’s scenario is different, all our situations are different,” said Lookman, according to Liverpool Echo.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“So I think it is about the experience because wherever you go you can say you are going to play, but you have to prove it.“It is for experience, learning new football, learning a new style, just being around it.“It was different football [in Germany], but I wouldn’t say it was daunting. It was just another experience, take it in your stride and get used to it.”Since returning to Everton for this season, Lookman has made just the one start in 11 Premier League appearances.last_img read more

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